It’s Commanding Jewel, Gr I Sweppes Thousand Guineas winner.
Today one of my personal thoroughbred favorites passed away, so I’ll post three his photos taken by Bronwen Healy, Australia’s probably best racing photographer nowadays.
This is American racehorse and sire, Street Cry, the Sheich’s Mohammed pride – bred raced and stood by Darley. During racing career he won 5 races including the planet’s richest, Gr. I Dubai World Cup.
As a sire, he gave USA two racing sensations, Street Sense, the only horse to win Breeders Cup Juvenile and Kentucky Derby both, and Zenyatta, the only mare to win Breeders Cup Classic, unbeaten in nineteen starts and went to stud with the one loss – the fabulous stalker, she got it trying to catch Blame in her BC Classic repeat, but came the close second. But they aren’t his whole notable progeny – it includes 15 grade winners, such as the sprinter and now a successful sire Street Boss, the Melbourne Cup winner, Shocking and New Year’s Day, who won the last year’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile. On the whole every year his children have been featured in the news, as a talented and fast runners. According to Bloodhorse magazine, his sons and daughters earned more, than $80.000.000 worldwide during nine years on all surfaces and distances. Today is the time to say “That’s all” for Street Cry. Grieved by hundreds racing fans and workers from all over the world, Street Cry passes away, given the industry all he could give. Goodbye, the great.